nh: Attention Residents in Rockingham County- Flu clinic being held - 10/07/09 05:21 AM
I received this information today regarding a flu clinic being held in Derry on October 17th and felt obligated to forward the information onto the Public, if you know of anyone who could benefit from this Clinic please pass the information on to them.
Seasonal Flu Clinic
Saturday, October 1710:00 AM - 1:00 PMWest Running Brook Middle School1 West Running Brook Lane, Derry
The Greater Derry Public Health Network . 603-845-5539
A Public Health Preparedness Collaborative serving Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Derry, Hampstead, Londonderry, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown & Windham.
Funded by New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services and Department of … (0 comments)

nh: Windham New Hampshire 3rd Quarter Absorption Rate Results - 10/01/09 03:11 AM
As we enter the Fall market and head into the final stretch of the2009 Real Estate year I decided that it would be a good idea to lookat the Absorption Rate for Windham in three categories. The first  isto see what is the Towns overall absorption rate (for an explanationof absorption rates go to www.chris-bonta.com)  is, second I wanted tosee the rate for Residential only and third to look at the rate forCondominiums.
Although news regarding real estate has been more positive lately, ourmarket continues to be weak,  a good indicator of this is the factthat appraisers still consider Rockingham County … (0 comments)

nh: Photos of Life In Londonderry - 04/25/09 11:44 AM
   
 The Tupelo House In Londonderry Located on the Corner of Crosby and
Young Rd. You can find  Comedy Shows, Live Music and more here, all at
reasonable prices and close to rrestaurants.
 

 
Londonderry's newest Fire Station is located just south of the Center of Town
 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church is just one of many Church's represented within the Town of Londonderry.

 For more information regarding living in Londonderry, just call me at 603-571-1466. I would love to discuss with you Life In Londonderry and also the other surroundings Towns in Southern New Hampshire.
 
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nh: What is a resonable offer in todays market? - 04/13/09 02:00 PM
In every kind of market we have all Realtors and Consumers have to deal with the issue of what is a "Reasonable Offer". As a Buyer or Seller, do you know what your Realtor thinks is a reasonable offer? In most cases I would say Consumers and Realtors never discuss this issue prior to signing a Agency Contract and they probably don't even discuss it during the Contract time. In most cases what is a reasonable offer will only come up when either the Buyer is making an offer or the Seller is having to review an offer, it's at this point … (2 comments)

nh: 1st Quarter Absorption Rate for Manchester NH - 04/06/09 04:35 AM
The City of Manchester has weathered the 1st quarter of this year and the information regarding its absorption rate is in, before I give that information out I want to explain quickly what the definition is for absorption rate. In short the absorption rate for a Town/City is the length of time it will take for the current inventory on the market to be absorbed .  The magic number looked at by Realtors is 6 months, meaning if the market has a rate above 6 months the market is considered to be a Buyers Market. If the absorption rate is below the … (2 comments)

nh: 1st Quarter Absorption Rate for Windham NH - 04/06/09 04:20 AM

A new year is upon us and the 1st quarter of 2009 has closed, so how did Windham do in this 1st quarter. The absorption rate for the Town ended at 7.46 months, which means that it will take that many months for the market to absorb the current inventory of properties that are out there.
Windham ended last year with an absorption rate of 9.44 months, so the good news is that our rate has dropped by two months. The not so good news is that the rate is still very high, if the absorption rate is above 6 … (0 comments)

nh: The "Real" Unemployment Rate Jumps To 15.6% - 04/04/09 04:02 AM
This is a great blog that I want to share.

While all of the media points to an 8.5% unemployment rate in March according to the U-3 labor report data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number you won't hear anybody talking about is the U-6 unemployment number which jumped from 14.8% to 15.6%.
The U-6 unemployment number includes three types of workers that are overlooked by the U-3 number:
1.)  Marginally attached workers - people that want a full time job, have looked for one in the past, but are no longer looking for work.
2.)  Discouraged workers - those … (0 comments)

nh: 1st Quarter Absorption rates for Londonderry NH - 04/03/09 03:05 AM
The 1st quarter has ended for Londonderry and it is time to see where the Town stands. At the end of 2008 Londonderry's absorption rate was 7.19 months, which means that it would take the market 7.19 months to absorb the current inventory on the market. As I have stated in previous posts, when the absorption rate is above 6 months the market is considered to be a Buyer's Market. The end of year absorption rate showed that Londonderry was firmly in the grips of the Buyer's market and even though the Town fared better than their neighbors or the County the market … (0 comments)

nh: I want to buy my first property but............... - 04/03/09 02:46 AM
The start of this sentence is what I am hearing a lot of lately. It seems many would be Buyer's are running into the dilemma of only meeting 2 of the 3 criteria to buy a home. What are the criteria's to buying a home, to a Realtor they are, the Buyer is ready to buy a property (this means they have made up their minds to look seriously), willing to buy a property (this means they are not going to be tire kickers), and finally able to buy a property (this means they have the credit, income and deposit to purchase).
I … (2 comments)

nh: 1st Quarter Absorption Rates for Derry NH - 04/02/09 07:41 AM









The 1st Quarter has ended for the Town of Derry and the absorption rate figures are in. Derry ended last year strongly gripped in a Buyer's Market with an absorption rate of 7.89 months, this meant that at years end it would take approximately 7.89 months for the inventory that was on the market to be sold. Any time the absorption rate for an area is above 6 months, the market is considered to be a Buyers Market.
Derry's 1st quarter results show that it is still strongly gripped in a Buyer's … (0 comments)

nh: Rockingham County 1st Quarter Results - 04/02/09 04:27 AM
 
The end of the 1st Quarter has come for Rockingham County and if you have followed my blogs on the absorption rate for the County, you have seen it rise and fall  a lot. As of this post there are approximately 2,792 Residential and Condo style properties on the Market within the County. The absorption rate for the County has gone up from where it was at the end of the year, as of the end of 2008 the rate was at 9.86 months and it is up to 11.25 months. What this means is that the amount of months it will … (0 comments)

nh: Dear Mr. Seller I showed your home and need to know where your Agent is! - 03/16/09 07:27 AM
Dear Mr. Seller,
This past weekend I had the pleasure of showing your property off to my Clients. Your home showed beautifully, all the lights were on when we arrived, nice music was playing as we walked around and admired all that has been done to the property, in short your staging of the home was exquisite. My Clients viewed approximately 8 properties this past weekend and your home is one of the properties they have narrowed down to their short list.
There is only one problem that we need to overcome and that is, where is your Agent? I tried … (10 comments)

nh: Here On Earth Adult Day Services, A Great Place For Your Parent(S) - 03/10/09 06:10 AM
As my generation age's( The Baby Boomers) we have not only had to deal with our own issues like retirement, putting our kids through college and even raising our younger children etc., we have also had to start dealing with the issue of our elderly parents. Unlike past generations, our parents are living a longer life and not all of them are living a high quality of life. We see ads in newspapers, magazines and on television about older people living life like they were in their 20's or 30's, doing all sorts of fun things. The fact is though that for … (0 comments)

nh: What questions should you ask when hiring a Realtor- Part 1 - 03/09/09 02:58 AM
In my years in Real Estate I've come across this question a lot from both Buyers and Sellers, and it is a very important question when determining who you hire. Most people I believe feel that it is when a Seller is going to place their house on the market that questions should be asked, but that is not true when you are a Buyer it is just as important to question every Realtor. Here are some points I believe should be always asked when determining who you want to represent you:
How long have you been in the business of Real Estate? This is … (0 comments)

nh: Attention First Time Home Buyers-Newly Enacted Tax Credit And How It Works - 02/27/09 05:04 AM
Thinking of buying your first home? Good news, now may be a great time to make your move! Congress has just passed and the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and if you have been waiting to purchase a property now is the time to act.
If you plan to live in the home as your primary residence and have not owned a property during the past three years, you may qualify for the tax credit. The government is trying to jump start the economy, as we all know, and as part of their attempt they have … (0 comments)

nh: Mathew Thorton Elementary In the Finals For School Of The Year - 02/22/09 10:43 AM
It appears that Londonderry Town residents have another thing to be proud of when it comes to their schools. It was recently published in the Towns local paper, The Londonderry Times, that Mathew Thorton Elementary is in the running for School of the Year. The school placed itself in the running in January and it appears that it is among the finalists for this years award.
I wrote a blog back in May regarding Londonderry High School and its being named High School of the Year, that was a big honor to be bestowed on the High School and something to be … (0 comments)

nh: Who is it in life that makes you feel guilty, in my family I know - 02/18/09 11:56 PM
In life no one makes you feel as guilty as children do and if your a parent you know what I mean. You may do things that bother your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, friends and even your parents, but nothing compares to doing something that brings that guilty feeling out when it pertains to your kids. The other day I was reminded very strongly, by my 8 year old just how much power my kids wheel over me.
The morning started out just like any other morning, with Mom and Dad  helping the kids get off to school. As I was walking my son … (0 comments)

nh: Choosing the right Agent When Selling Your Home - 02/15/09 06:10 AM
As the title implies, it is very important to choose the correct Agent when you decide to sell your home. How do you go about doing this, what are the correct questions to ask, do you work with an Agent that a friend or family member refer to you?  These are just a few questions among many that face the average home owner when they decide to place their home on the market.
First I think you should look at whether there is someone you know in real estate or that could be referred to you. Sometimes the best Agents to work with … (2 comments)

nh: Photo's of Winter In Londonderry Continued - 01/25/09 01:04 AM
Here are a few more pictures of our wonderful Town, hope you like them:
                                                                                                      
Londonderry Presbyterian Church at the Corner of Pillsbury and Mammoth Rd

Historic Old Grange House which is on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks
 
I hope you enjoyed looking at some scenes of Winter In Londonderry NH. If you are considering moving to any of the Towns in Southern NH then give me a call, I would love to show you around our area.
 
 
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nh: Winter Scenes of Londonderry - 01/23/09 03:53 AM
 
Londonderry and the surrounding Towns of Southern New Hampshire attract a lot of people due to their convenient location to Boston MA and the White Mountains of Northern NH. I decided to start my photo gallary with winter pictures of some scenes of Londonderry. As you can see there is beauty, and a lot of New England Charm in these photos : 

Old Farm House On Mamouth Road

Civil War Monument in the Center of Town
                                                          
Presbyterian Church In Town Center
If you are thinking of moving to Londonderry or any of the surrounding Towns of Southern New … (0 comments)

 

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